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March 3, 2011


A Perspective of the 2012 American Presidential Election

Kevin Shuvalov, expert for campaign mechanics and contact strategies, analyzes the race for the upcoming presidential election in 2012. more…

March 2, 2011

Nevada = Greece?

Steht den US-Bundesstaaten ein ähnliches Schicksal bevor wie Griechenland, Irland, Portugal oder Spanien? Diese Sorge wird auch in den USA immer häufiger geäußert (vgl. etwa Wall Street Journal vom 20. Januar 2011). more…

March 1, 2011

Case Study of a Winning Tea Party Campaign

Every election is a reflection of the political environment in which the campaign takes place and is an extension of the candidates taking part. The 2010 Senate race in Kentucky, to fill the seat of retiring Senator Jim Bunning, was not an exception. In a conservative democrat state - that typically goes Republicans on the national level - the race presented an opportunity for either party. more…

January 25, 2011

After the Midterm Elections - Before the 2012 Presidential Election - The actual political situation in the USA

Discussion event with the German delegation at the National Prayer Breakfast. more…

January 25, 2011

Preparing for the Security Threats of the 21st Century

Panel Discussion - General Brent Scowcroft, General Jörg Schönbohm and Matt Frei, BBC more…

January 18, 2011

The Politics of Gun Control in the United States

The Arizona assassinations and the assassination attempt on Representative Gabrielle Giffords have again focused attention on U.S. gun control laws, which are among the most permissive in the developed world. With 4 in 10 Americans reporting to own a gun, and polls showing that Americans are roughly equally divided between those who want stricter gun laws and those who want to keep gun laws as they are, the public opinion itself seems split on how best to address gun control policies. more…

December 1, 2010

Europe and the United States: Greece-Ireland and beyond

Dinner discussion with Elmar Brok - Member of the European Parliament - Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with the United States more…

November 30, 2010

The Aftermath of the US Midterm Elections - Consequences for Foreign and Security Policy, Economic and Finance Policy, Health Care Policy

Dinner discussion with Barry Jackson - Chief of Staff of John Boehner (future Speaker of the House) and a delegation of the International Democrat Union (IDU) more…

November 29, 2010

The Domestic Political Situation in Germany - The Autumn of Decisions

Dinner discussion/briefing with Dr. Klaus Schüler - Executive Director of the CDU more…

November 27, 2010